How to Apply for Funding

Every year, the Lupus Foundation of America issues requests for applications (RFAs) for research that will expand our understanding of lupus and help develop more effective treatments.

Lupus Foundation of America 2016 Requests for Applications

Note: The letter of intent and proposal deadlines for our 2016 RFAs have expired. Check back in January 2017 for our next round of RFAs.

The Foundation’s research program accepted applications for the following funding opportunities in 2016:

What you need to know:

  • Grant amounts: Up to $135,000, depending on the mechanism
  • Duration of award: One to two years, depending on the mechanism

Learn about other funding opportunities available through the Lupus Foundation of America National Research Program.

Online Application

Applicants are encouraged to register and complete a professional profile in proposalCENTRAL as soon as possible. Applicants should ensure that their grants and contracts office has registered their institutional, financial and signing officials with proposalCENTRAL.

The Foundation uses an electronic grants submission process. All interested grant applicants must submit their full application packages through proposalCENTRAL at the following webpage:

A proposalCENTRAL helpline is available for questions from applicants, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., EST. Customer support is available via phone at 1-800-875-2562 or by email at Paper or emailed Letters of Intent or Proposals will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Lupus Insight Prize

The deadline for the Lupus Insight Prize competition has been extended to April 29, 2016. Learn more about the prize and luncheon ceremony at